Singapore University of Social Sciences

Psychology from Theory to Practice

Psychology from Theory to Practice (PSY461)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


This is a unique course that focuses on bridging the gap between theory to practice to equip psychology undergraduate students with both foundational and functional competencies required to practice in the field of psychology. This course focuses on the science-practitioner model, emphasizing the links between science and practice of psychology.

Level: 4
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Ethics in Psychology and practice
  • The role of the psychologist
  • Applying the scientist-practitioner model to practice
  • Building and enhancing interpersonal relationships: Working with clients and teams
  • Presentation skills for practising psychologists: From classrooms to consults
  • The importance of self-care/management for psychologists
  • Professional development in Psychology: Reflective practice and self-assessment
  • Professionalism issues in psychological practice
  • Evidence-based practices in practice: Innovative thinking and problem solving
  • Psychological assessments
  • Conducting programmes, interventions and consultations
  • Working with clients
  • Practising as a psychologist in Singapore

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise how psychology theories can be applied to psychological practice in a range of contexts
  • Evaluate the principles of professionalism, ethical practice and cultural diversity
  • Examine the importance of interdisciplinary systems in professional practice
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills in working with others
  • Demonstrate effective presentation skills
  • Develop a plan for reflective practice and self-assessment as a practitioner
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